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29783
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As North Carolina is home to a wide variety of banks from large to community, the finance industry runs deep in the state. Although financial times and unstable economies threaten many, North Carolina banks are looking to plan for a brighter future.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 2, Feb 2009, p8-10, 12-14, por
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29779
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Maintaining a high level of care while putting the patients first is the goal of both the Heritage Hospital in Tarboro and the Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount. Although Heritage Hospital is part of the University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina and Nash General remains independent, both serve the region with the highest quality of care.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 1, Jan 2009, p34-36, por
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29807
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In light of the proposed legislation, Employee Free Choice Act, or the union card check legislation, North Carolina lawyers are urging employers and employees in the state to educate themselves and their elected officials on the three major impacts. These impacts would include the elimination of the secret-ballot election in union organization, requirement of negotiation within 10 days, and an increase in penalties for federal labor violations on employers but not unions.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 4, May/Jun 2009, p46-49, por
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29817
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Courtesy of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the federal government sent North Carolina more than $6 billion. Projects from road reconstruction to extended unemployment benefits have benefited in many positive ways from the reinvestment funds and are expected to be used in other areas such as education and information technology.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 6, Sept/Oct 2009, p6-7, por
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29816
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With familiarity and contacts across North Carolina, as well as guiding principles of service, actions over words, and character over intellect, Brad Wilson is excelling as chief operating officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. As North Carolina faces unique challenges, Wilson pushes for BCBSNC to remain consistent in their business as a form of service.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 5, Jul/Aug 2009, p28-29, por
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29811
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Those Girls, LLC, owners of Window on the Park, a downtown Asheville special event venue, are proving that even in an upset economy, high energy entrepreneurs are a force to be reckoned with. In working with the local communities and taking advantage of local resources, the owners and operators of Those Girls, LLC are proving positive for downtown Asheville.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 4, May/Jun 2009, p64-66, por
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29815
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New Bern and Craven County, North Carolina are gearing up for a year-long jubilee celebration of the 300th anniversary of New Bern. To celebrate the state's second oldest city, businesses, organizations, and residents have been planning for nearly two years, with major events scheduled through 2010, as well as a variety of infrastructure upgrades.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 5, Jul/Aug 2009, p25-26, por
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29812
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At the end of the two-year long recession, North Carolina will emerge well-positioned for the future. Although recovery will be slow, the balance of industry and education puts the state in a position to prosper in terms of jobs created and reallocation of resources to new areas of technology and manufacturing.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 5, Jul/Aug 2009, p18-19, por
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29814
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Thanks to the work of developer and entrepreneur John M. Jordan, the small town of Saxapahaw, North Carolina is experiencing a renaissance. As a life-long resident, Jordan has seen the town's old mills and mill villages crumble, but he is transforming them into affordable housing, apartments, and schools.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 5, Jul/Aug 2009, p23, por
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29810
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Even during fluctuating circumstances, manufacturing remains a bedrock of North Carolina's economy. And manufacturing in the state has been diversifying, with new industries such as medical and defense manufacturing taking up the slack when textiles and wood products phased out.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 4, May/Jun 2009, p60-61, 63, por
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29813
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In the face of proposed sweeping changes to health care in the United States, North Carolina's health care leaders discuss reform. CEOs, doctors, and researchers in the state's health care sector discuss what elements of change might affect North Carolinians, how North Carolina's organizations are prepared to handle changes, and how proposed changes are different to those of previous administrations.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 5, Jul/Aug 2009, p20-22, por
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29809
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Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, North Carolina will receive more than $700 million for road construction and transportation infrastructure improvements. Job contract to fix roads and other infrastructure will also help provide thousands of jobs across the state.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 4, May/Jun 2009, p54-56, por
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29818
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There are large economic development projects happening in each region across North Carolina. In the western part of the state, broadband availability is becoming a distinct advantage in the mountains, and companies like AdvantageWest are providing faster and safer access to data transfer. In the Charlotte region, computer giant Apple located a $1 billion data center that employs full-time technology positions. Increased demands on military have made opportunities in the eastern region of the state and companies are looking to leverage military influx with major development. In the northeast, a growing aviation cluster is prompting the development of infrastructure for aviation centers and regional airports, while in the southeast a growing concern with environmental conservation is prompting economic development based on the use of recyclables and byproducts. In the Piedmont Triad, trucking has added a jolt of development with the relocation of Mack Trucks, Inc. corporate headquarters to Greensboro, North Carolina. In the Research Triangle innovation is the word and partnerships with cluster-based companies are creating an upswing in economic development.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 6, Sept/Oct 2009, p8-10, 12, 14, 17, por, map
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29822
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When North Carolina's officials need help with improving education procedures and standards, they often turn to the state's employers for guidance. North Carolina collaborates with champions of education like Albert Eckel, Chairman of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education; Dr. William Friday, president emeritus of University of North Carolina; Tony Habit, president of North Carolina New Schools Project; Linda Harrell, president and CEO of Communities in Schools of North Carolina; Governor Jim Hunt, four-term governor of North Carolina; and Howard Lee, executive director of the North Carolina Education Cabinet.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 7, Nov/Dec 2009, p6-8, 10, por
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29824
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Companies in North Carolina realize that in order to be successful, they need well-trained and educated employees. In order to have such a workforce, companies like AT&T, Bank of America, BB&T, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, CISCO, Glaxosmithkline, Lenovo, Progress Energy, and RBC Bank bolster the learning community in North Carolina from start to finish.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 7, Nov/Dec 2009, p16-20, por